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Two More Fires Quickly Contained in Fall River

By KENNETH LEGER, Correspondent | March 21, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 032121105

FALL RIVER, MA - On Sunday afternoon, March 21st, firefighters responded to 34 Roy Street for a still alarm. Engines 2, 4 and 9, along with Ladders 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Car 3 responded. Ladder 2 reported smoke showing on approach. On arrival, Command had fire showing from the top floor of a six-family home. Engine 4 stretched their leader lines to the rear door and (two) one-and-three-quarter inch attack lines to the front door. Ladder 2 used the aerial to reach the roof for ventilation and members had the fire knocked down quickly. Six families were displaced. While the investigators were still on scene a second still alarm was sent out around 4:30 P.M. to 58 Manchester Street, where first due firefighters had flames blowing out the front windows of a single-family home. Because there were still trucks on the air from the previous fire numerous apparatus responded over the initial alarm companies and once again knocked down a roaring fire.

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